Osoyoos is a resort town in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia directly on the Osoyoos Lake, near the border with Washington state.
Mip Desert Cultural Centre
Enjoy the endless water activities on the Osoyoos Lake including kayaking, canoeing, tubing and waterskiing. Osoyoos Lake and the Osoyoos Oxbows are also excellent fishing spots. Drop a line for bass, trout, salmon and whitefish or any one of the 43 species found locally.
Tour the wine country and take the time to relax amid the beautiful vineyard views.
Take a leisurely stroll on the many beautiful lakeshore walkways. Hike or bike on the widespread system of trails. Tee off at one of the picturesque golf courses.
Osoyoos offers a unique selection of family attractions. The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is a must-see mini-world with 20 computer-operated trains running through a Euro-style landscape of cities, villages, resorts and countryside peopled by over 11,000 hand painted figures. Get active at Rattlesnake Canyon with mini-golf, bumper boats, climbing wall, rides and arcade.
The Okanagan Valley is the second largest wine region in Canada with approximately 4000 hectares of vineyards. The Okanagan accounts for producing more than 90% of British Columbia wine. Vineyards and wineries can be found all along the 113 km Okanagan Lake and communities.
During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities. Okanagan Lake provides the valley not only with excellent swimming but is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and Okanagan wineries and popular ski resorts located in the rolling hills of this wine valley.
Located in the rolling hills of the valley and overlooking the lake, the Okanagan Valley has over 15 picturesque golf courses to choose from. Skaha Bluffs is a rock climbing area just south of Penticton, on a hillside above Skaha Lake. The climbing takes place in three parallel canyons. Notable climbing walls include Fortress, Red Tail, Doctors wall, The Great White Wall and The Grand Canyon. One of the most popular sections of the hiking trail along the former Kettle Valley Railway line is the section through Myra Canyon. Myra Canyon is located south of Kelowna on Okanagan Mountain Park.
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway operates a heritage railway along a preserved 10-kilometre section in Summerland, British Columbia. This is the only active remaining section of the Kettle Valley Railway. Hop aboard and watch out for the the special train robberies!